Research Mentor(s): Lorraine Gutierrez, Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Psychology and Social Work, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 2 (11am – 11:50am)
Breakout Room: Room 4
Diversity content in the School of Social work has become more incorporated into schools and curriculum as time has gone on, and in a study conducted by researchers from the Praxis Lab at the University of Michigan, the attitudes of faculty towards teaching this diversity content was observed in the form of a survey. One aspect of this survey was looking at what topics social work instructors felt least and most confident teaching in relation to social justice content as well as questions about how these instructors teach social justice content. Based on this, a question can be raised about whether there is a correlation between methods used for teaching social justice content and the confidence faculty in the school of social work possess about teaching this content. In order to answer this question qualitative content-coding was used and the open-ended responses provided from these instructors were what was focused on. The data is still in the process of being evaluated, but based on trends that have been visible so far it can be hypothesized that there will be a significant relationship found between methods used for teaching social justice content and the confidence faculty in the school of social work possess about teaching this content.